The Everest Base camp is a top-notch destination for travelers around the globe and a lifetime journey. Let’s have some insights why the mountain has been first choice for mountaineers. Mount Everest is the highest peak (8848.86 m/29, 024 ft) in the world. Thus, the mountain attracts more visitors every year. Most adventure lovers target reaching the top but cannot summit it for different reasons. Therefore, avid trekkers wish to visit the base of the top mountain in the world.
The Everest Base Camp route retraces the footsteps of the first Everest climbers, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. The path offers majestic views of the Mount Everest up-close along with other astonishing mountains like Lhotse, Cho Oyu & Makalu. Everest region is famous for its habitants (Sherpa), honesty and friendly nature encompassed with the rich culture and spiritual experiences.
More points that make Mount Everest Base Camp first choice
First, let not forget Lukla-a key point of entry and exists for climbers in the Everest regions. The dramatic flight to Lukla is adventurous and scenic, too. We land in to the Himalayas foothills, leaving the hills behind. Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary airport, has very a short runway. It is merely 527 metres (1,729 ft.), which makes the flight breathtaking journey to the mountain’s base.
2. Sagarmatha National Park
Second, Sagarmatha national park is another reason for the Everest Base Camp trek attraction. Khumbu region also famously know as Everest region covers an area of 124,400 hectares in the Solu-Khumbu district of Nepal. The area recognized as the UNESCO heritage site in 1979 is inhabitants of rare species, like a snow leopard and red panda. Further, the park’s superlative and extraordinary beauty is embedded in its mountains, deep glaciers, valleys, peoples and majestic peaks, including Mount Sagarmatha (Everest) 8848.86 m/29025 ft.
3. Namche Bazaar
Third, Namche Bazaar, one of the highest markets in the world, is the attraction place for people who wish to see the glimpse of the Everest. It is a gateway to Mount Everest. Similarly, the village has developed in to a small market, selling from Tibetan art crafts to equipment required for trekking and climbing. Namche is on the slope curve arc-shaped by the mountain. Once, the historic trading hub is now famous for homemade yak cheese and butter. In addition, one of the popular stops in the Everest route has many options for acclimatization. Climbers can have a few hours’ walk to some Sherpa villages like Thame, Khumjung and Khunde.
4. Tengboche Monastery
Fourth, Tengboche monastery is the biggest Gompa of the country, which is a rare sight for travelers as giant Ama Dablam at the backdrop. The Buddhist center in the Everest region with a living of ‘Rinpoche’ that blesses climbers, trekkers passing through. In October, the monastery celebrates a Mani Rimdu festival that is an attraction for many travelers. Pines, azaleas and colorful rhododendrons surround the attractive gompa (monastery), with a stunning panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
5. Kala Patthar
Last, Kala Patthar, is the highest point travelers can reach for the Everest Base Camp trek. Many do not know that we cannot see Everest from its base. However, the short ascent from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar blesses with a very close-up view of the top mountain in the world. The views of Everest, Nuptse and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. The world’s highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, was located here.
Where is Everest Base Camp?
Mount Everest is on the boundaries of Nepal (south) and Tibet (North). In Nepal, the highest mountain in the world is better known as Sagarmatha and in Tibet it is known as chomulungam. Because of China’s political regulation and other factors, the South edge of Mount Everest is much popular among international travelers. On the Nepal side, giant Everest is in the Sagarmatha National Park in the Solukhumbu District.
Is Everest Base Camp dangerous?
Any mountain trekking is not one’s cup of tea if we do not follow proper guidance. Everest is a moderate trek with uphill and downhill walks on rugged rocks. You will travel to remote areas of mountains. Therefore, if you are physically fit and in good shapes with some past hiking experience, you can do Everest Base Camp trekking with proper acclimatization. Our itineraries are carefully curated, keeping all the elements in mind. So, if you act as per suggestion, you can win it.
How difficult is Everest Base Camp?
It depends on travelers’ physical fitness. For people who are used to hiking with a light backpack over years might find the trip easy. However, it does not mean that who do not have some experiences cannot do the trip. If you are in good shape, healthy, energetic can attempt the trip. We as an experienced team suggest enthusiastic travelers’ indulgence in physical activities-jogging, swimming, and cycling. If short hikes too. This will make a difference at the time of ascending.
How long does Everest base camp take to do?
The shortest we can do the Everest is in 14 days with one acclimatization day in the Namche Bazaar. Two nights’ stop in the Namche Bazaar is essential, as it will give enough time to adopt the place. If you have acclimatized in your earlier trip and are thinking to ascend without proper rest, then you might have AMS. There is no guaranteed that this time you will be okay with adaptation. Therefore, proper acclimatization is important in every ascend, as mountains are not our home.
How cold is Everest Base Camp?
Mountain weather is very difficult to predict even at a warmer season, temperature can get low. Spring (April and May), the first best season to travel will be warmer. Next, the best season of autumn (October- November) will have pleasant weather. Winter time (December–February) will have chilling nights; However, days will be warmer if the sun is out. The season will witness snowfall. December has been good to trek to the base of Everest. Similarly, the trekkers’ flow will be rather less compared to the peak seasons. Thus, one can enjoy the surrounding best at this time of the year.
What is the best time of the year to do Everest Base Camp Trek?
You can do Everest Base Camp Trek throughout the year. However, the best months to do the Everest trek are Spring Season (March-May) and Autumn Season (mid September-November). Each season has its uniqueness and we get the experiences accordingly. During spring time in May, we will have chances to walk with mountaineers and see camps at base camp. In autumn, the weather will be pleasant.
What to pack for Everest Base Camp?
You do not have to pack gear list as for mountaineering. For examples, crampons, harness. Normal trekking equipment will work for an EBC trek. Kindly check the list below;
2X thermal pant
2X thermal shirt
2X trekking shirt long
2 fleece sweaters or jackets
1 trekking T-shirt
2 pairs trekking pants–thin and thicker
3-4 pair woolen trekking socks
1xwind and rainproof jacket with a hood (hardshell)
1xthin down jacket
1xwarm winter hat
1xheadband / buff
1xpair thin gloves
1xpair thick glovers (for freezing mornings)
1xpair trekking boots